Palau Aur or Aur Island 22 miles south of Tioman island offers the best black marlin and jigging action in Penisular Malaysia. The island is teeming with fish because of no commercial fishing allowed in the area – the rocky terrain around the island and the abundance of baitfish attracts big pelagic predators like: Black Marlin, Sailfish, Trevally, Wahoo, Dorado, Cobia, Narrow barred Spanish Mackerel, Groupers, Snappers and other bottom dwellers are also plentifull here. We do 3 day -7 day long trips to Palau Aur with departure from Tioman island for up to 5 anglers. We include all fishing equipments in the trip - quality rods, reels, poppers, jigs and all terminal tackle needed, so you don't need to carry heavy fishing gear on the flight from your home. Palau Aur fishing season starts in mid March and end last week of October.


The most popular ways of fishing around Palau Aur are live-bait fishing around the many FAD's in the area and jigging and fishing with baited hooks over some of the wrecks and bottom structures . These methods provide plenty of excitement and challenges for all anglers. For jigging, metal jigs and spoons are normally used while casting sees anglers on stick baits or poppers. On the way out to Palau Aur we stop at different FAD'S to catch bait fish such as kembong, sardines and Sekla (Yellowtail Scad) You can fish for Dorado and Narrow Barred Spanish Mackrel at the many FAD's in the area.  The vessels we use got big live-bait tanks for keeping an ample supply of live-bait for the whole trip. Drifting live-bait or baloon fishing live-bait can result in a marlin, Sailfish, Narrow Barred Spanish Mackerel, Dorado and Wahoo.

We use a new custom built 39ft fiberglass boat for the Palau Aur trips, the vessel is powered by new twin 200 hp Yamaha 4 stroke low emission outboard engines. The boat is fast and stable with ample sunshade and got a marine toilet, shower, GPS navigation systems, VHF radios, Fish finders, livebait tanks, life jackets, and first aid kits are standard on the boat and the crew are fully licensed to operate in Malaysian waters. The vessel got a walk-around cabin that makes it easier fighting big fish. 

We will supply light and medium trolling, popping, jigging, bottom fishing tackle to include all poppers and jigs needed, assist hooks, circle and J-hooks, surface lures, leaders, sabiki feathers, sinkers, Sampo Ball Bearing Snap Swivels, pliers and rod belts at no extra cost, everything is provided so you don't need to bring anything. The Rods and Reels we use are quality brands…. Shimano, Daiwa, Penn and Tiburon. All our reels are loaded with fresh Suffix mono or braid. We maintain our fishing equipment to the highest standards. Below is a simple guideline for tackle suitable for Palau Aur fishing if you like to bring your own rods & reels:

Stand-up trolling or boat rod 20-30lbs class with matching conventional trolling reel that holds min 400 meter of line.
6-7 ft. spinning - jigging outfit 12-16 lbs. class for bait catching, jigging and bottom fishing.
One extra 7-8 ft. heavy spinning outfit 20-40 lbs. class for surface popper or stick bait casting. 

It is advisable to carry high UVA / UVB waterproof sun crème and good quality polarised sunglasses during the trip. Fishing hats should be worn at all times during exposure to sun.

All meals, soft drinks, mineral water and all fishing tackle is included in our Aur Island trips.

Charter rate is 1100 USD per day for up to 5 anglers for a 10 hour trip, departure is from Tioman island. Minimum days of booking is 3 days. 

For reservation and inquiries please contact us here.

New for the 2021 - 2022 season is live aboard trips aboard a fully equipped Bertram 60 to Palau Aur. This is a great weekend trip from Singapore. Departure from T. Leman or T. Penyabong. With 3 staterooms and 3 bathrooms, a huge flybridge, full air conditioning, extensive refrigeration, watermaker, multiple live bait tanks, new top of the line electronics, marlin tower, and a large salon for relaxing with entertainment system, you will be fishing and sleeping in true comfort. Caterpillar 1,400hp diesel engines power her and over 6,000 litres of fuel capacity means we can stay at sea for extended periods.
A complete range of fishing tackle is on board to suit the species and technique of your choice. From heavy tackle marlin fishing with top of the line Shimano Tiagra reels, to tease and switch, live bait, stand-up, light tackle as well as downrigger fishing you can choose the style you prefer!  Contact us for more details and customized charters.